Ben Bratman at Empire State Legal Writing Conference
Associate Professor of Legal Writing Ben Bratman presented at the Second Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference, held at St. John’s University School of Law on Friday, May 13, 2011. The presentation was entitled Would A Court Enforce What I Just Drafted? Introducing First-Year Students to “Preventive Law” and Raising the Stakes on the Inter-Office Memo. From the conference program:
Professor Bratman discusses his integrated sequence of assignments designed to introduce first-year students to client interviewing, negotiations, drafting, and related skills in a context of seeking to prevent litigation. The sequence culminates in an inter-office memo in which students assess the quality of their own preventive work by predicting whether a court would enforce a contractual clause that they drafted.